Potentials of Woody Plant Transformation

  • Peter L. Schuerman
  • Abhaya M. Dandekar
Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 17)


Woody plants might well be considered to be one of the mosre intractable groups of experimental organisms in existence, yet they are some of the most valuable, both aesthetically and commercially. Manipulation of these plants can be difficult for the researcher, breeder, and grower alike, but because of the peculiarities and economic value of the woody plants, success can be particularly rewarding. This chapter deals with the use of genetic engineering to modify woody plants, describing how such modifications can serve the purposes of both researchers and commercial breeders.


Transgenic Plant Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Woody Plant Bacillus Thuringiensis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter L. Schuerman
    • 1
  • Abhaya M. Dandekar
    • 1
  1. 1.Davis Crown Gall Group, Department of PomologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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